Thursday, January 08, 2009

Christmas 2008
We have had a wonderful month visiting our family and friends in Utah. We are so thankful for all of our blessings.
Our holidays this year were spent together as a family

We enjoyed the beautiful lights on Temple Square as we were running to our car after an evening with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. We were trying to beat the traffic, downtown was a nightmare.
We enjoyed the snow.
Jim enjoyed driving his old truck.

Making carmel apples at my cousin Pam's house is a tradition. We girls all had a great time. I always make a few extra we can eat.
We all came at different times so this is who was there when we were leaving.

Cousins played together.

Jim got to play with his favorite niece.

Jim was able to go snowshoeing. He went alone which I strongly discourage him from doing. He covered over 10 miles that day. I am glad he was able to go to his "happy place"

I love that he took a bunch of beautiful pictures. This is one of my favorites.

This is not one of my favorites. What the ??? Do you think bear spray would keep this animal away? Good thing he didn't have to find out. He said it was most likely a cougar. I guess they don't like tall things with large packs on.

Elise enjoyed her 1st Christmas

She also enjoyed just hanging out.

It snowed some more.

Does it get any cuter?

We hung out with our wonderful friends at the happiest place in American Fork....JCW's.

Last but not least my baby who is not so much a baby anymore turned 9 months.

Back to the real world we go. Jim has already returned back to Texas and started school. Elise and I will be joining him at the end of the week.



Yeah, I am glad you had such a good Christmas. Don't you feel like when you go home now you are constantly running from one thing to the next, it is quite the drain!

Baldwincrew-blog said...

We had so much fun sorry it went by so fast there wasn't enough time for everything. Hope to see you again soon. The basement is always open for you guys.

Brandi said...

Looks like you guys had fun over the holidays! I wish we could have seen maybe a LITTLE of that snow here!! Excited for you 2 to be back! :0)

Traci said...

looked like a fun trip!
can't believe how big the babe is getting too! she is so cute!
happy new year!

Liz T. said...

Elyse is so big and beautiful. I can't believe he went snowshoeing alone and saw those animal tracks in the complete wilderness. Glad you got to see all of the snow here, I'd send you some if I could, we have 4 feet in some places!

Smith Family said...

Hey Yvonne- Welcome back even if it is only for a little while! Elise sure is growing up fast! 9 months already! She sure is a cutie! Just to let you know - we are having our court date to finalize the adoption tomorrow. Wish us luck! I hope you enjoy the rest of your vacation and have a safe trip home!

LINDSEY said...

Oh, all your fantastic pictures make me wish we were home with our family too. I'm so glad you had a great time! Sorry you have to leave it, although we are excited to have you guys back!

dana liston said...

Hey Yvonne what day were you at JCW's? We didn't see you there! :) I'm glad you guys had such a great vacation!

Janet said...

Loved your pictures again. Can you believe Christmas is already over? Those carmel apples look yummy!

Weight Family said...

It was good to so you guys, I am sad we didn't get more time to talk.

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